I started Wild Cat Crafts in 2014 following redundancy after 20 years as a property manager. I have had great fun and learnt a great deal by trying a variety of crafts over the last 5 years.
You definitely need to diversify when you run your own craft business, so this year I have decided to focus on weaving and quilting with some enamelling on copper and a bit of woodturning when time allows. That’s still quite a mixture, but I suspect that once I have invested in a new floor loom later this year, weaving will take priority!
I use upcycled materials in my weaving (yarn made from sari silk is a particular favourite at the moment), quilting (I’ve just finished two quilts using denim jeans) and woodturning (offcuts of plywood glued together create beautiful “grain” once they’re turned). I also run knitting and crochet workshops in my lovely studio at St Margaret’s House.
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